Configuring Date Format

There is endless discussion on how to format dates on the web, but most of this discussion is completely useless because it ignores the real world issue: different users want to see dates differently.  No single date format will be suitable to everyone.  This post is how to structure your product so that everyone sees the date values formatted as they would like to see them. Continue reading

#27 A Proper Module does NOT need a Config File

It is common for a system or a program to have a config file: that is a file that holds a bunch of settings that can be adjusted by the administrator or user to get desired effect.  A code module, that is designed to be embedded into a running program and is designed to be reused in multiple programs, should NEVER require a configuration file. Continue reading